American Airlines flight AA218 from Atlanta to Chicago on Wednesday was delayed several hours when a woman attacked a flight attended while the aircraft taxied on departure.
The passenger reportedly hit a flight attendant after arguing when she wouldn’t sit down.
After the flight attendant was said to have been hit, a passenger who says he was hit as well took cell phone video of the altercation.
It was not clear what sparked the cacophony, but the woman can be heard several times on the video saying someone threw water in her face. Passengers and staff shout at the woman, who is seen in a blue dress and carrying a small dog, to sit down.
“You’re gonna get us killed, lady!” a man is heard yelling as the woman paces the aisle.
Some of the language on the video from other passengers frustrated because they want to go home is… not safe for work:
After flight crew decide the plane is going back to the terminal, other passengers are exasperated but the woman — finally seated — plugs her earphones into her seat back entertainment system.
The FBI held the flight for several hours while they questioned several passengers. The woman wasn’t charged and she was re-booked to fly on Thursday.